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Fashioning masculinities : the art of menswear

Contributor(s): Publisher: London : V&A Publishing, [2022]Copyright date: ©2022Description: 272 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 32 cmISBN:
  • 9781838510114
  • 1838510117
Other title:
  • Art of menswear
Subject(s): Genre/Form: LOC classification:
  • GT1710 .F375 2022
Contents:
Sponsor's foreword / Alessandro Michele -- Director's foreword / Tristram Hunt -- Do clothes make the man? / Rosalind McKever -- Undressed. Marble marvels and classical ideals / Sarah Goldsmith -- A polished impression / Alun Withey -- Behind clothes: fashioning men at the museum / Satish Padiyar -- A developed physique / Zorian Clayton -- Underpinnings: the next best thing to naked / Shaun Cole -- Overdressed. Young Englishmen behaving badly (and dressing outrageously) / Susan North -- A well-turned leg / Elisabeth Gernerd.
Summary: "At a moment of unprecedented creativity in men's fashion, and continuing reflections on gender, contemporary designers are questioning established forms, seeking to liberate wearers from traditional models of masculine dress. This book combines fashion with artistic and broader cultural histories ­- looking at the designers, tailors and artists who have constructed and performed masculinity from the Renaissance to the present day. It traces connections across and beyond European menswear, celebrating both rich traditions and daring individualists. Divided into three parts, Undressed reveals the role of the body and underwear in fashioning masculinities. Overdressed explores the power dynamics of sartorial bravado, while Redressed deconstructs a modern masculine uniform: the black suit. Featuring a staggering range of cultural touchstones from Hercules to Virgil Abloh, Giovanni Battista Moroni to Jawaharlal Nehru, Yves Saint Laurent to Kehinde Wiley, Marcus Rashford, Marlene Dietrich and even Captain America, Fashioning Masculinities challenges our preconceptions about menswear, revealing the fascinating historical roots beneath the power, artistry and diversity of masculine attire and appearance today."--Amazon.ca.
List(s) this item appears in: 2022 New: Fashion & Sustainability
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Published to accompany the exhibition Fashioning Masculinities : the Art of Menswear from 19 March to 6 November 2022 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 260-266) and index.

Sponsor's foreword / Alessandro Michele -- Director's foreword / Tristram Hunt -- Do clothes make the man? / Rosalind McKever -- Undressed. Marble marvels and classical ideals / Sarah Goldsmith -- A polished impression / Alun Withey -- Behind clothes: fashioning men at the museum / Satish Padiyar -- A developed physique / Zorian Clayton -- Underpinnings: the next best thing to naked / Shaun Cole -- Overdressed. Young Englishmen behaving badly (and dressing outrageously) / Susan North -- A well-turned leg / Elisabeth Gernerd.

Braggadocio: a brief history of swagger / Elizabeth Currie -- Fine and dandy / Claire Wilcox -- Sartorial encounters: the kimono and masculine style / Anna Jackson -- Orlando as a boyette / Rosalind McKever -- A hibiscus print / Cher Potter -- Redressed. Monochrome man / Christopher Breward -- A full Monty / Miriam Phelan -- A suitable hat / Oriole Cullen -- The hybrid of it all: the making of black British style / Ekow Eshun -- A tailored sari / Avalon Fotheringham -- A broken suit / Marta Franceschini -- The jacket eroded, borrowed, evolved / Alistair O'Neill -- What ever happened to contemporary menswear? / Charlie Porter -- Epilogue / Gus Casely-Hayford -- Fashioning the future -- Afterword / Virgil Abloh.

"At a moment of unprecedented creativity in men's fashion, and continuing reflections on gender, contemporary designers are questioning established forms, seeking to liberate wearers from traditional models of masculine dress. This book combines fashion with artistic and broader cultural histories ­- looking at the designers, tailors and artists who have constructed and performed masculinity from the Renaissance to the present day. It traces connections across and beyond European menswear, celebrating both rich traditions and daring individualists. Divided into three parts, Undressed reveals the role of the body and underwear in fashioning masculinities. Overdressed explores the power dynamics of sartorial bravado, while Redressed deconstructs a modern masculine uniform: the black suit. Featuring a staggering range of cultural touchstones from Hercules to Virgil Abloh, Giovanni Battista Moroni to Jawaharlal Nehru, Yves Saint Laurent to Kehinde Wiley, Marcus Rashford, Marlene Dietrich and even Captain America, Fashioning Masculinities challenges our preconceptions about menswear, revealing the fascinating historical roots beneath the power, artistry and diversity of masculine attire and appearance today."--Amazon.ca.

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